If you’re anything like your profile claims to be, we’re a definite match. I cover my approach writing first emails with online dating in my post First Contact Email Examples.She’ll be looking for her purple cow – that one email that stands out like a sore thumb. That one email that makes her say “I’ve got to get to know this guy”. You need to create an email that accomplishes the 3 golden rules of an online dating first email… I tell you what – if you respond back to this email with a time for me to contact you on IM, I’ll show you a guy that’s NOTHING like the other guys on this site.
Here is my reader’s first email to a girl who was originally from the same area as him Lonestar State What’s up?
The first thing that grabbed my attention about your profile was your username…I moved to Seattle from Texas a few months ago…I love it out here but I do miss home a lot. I really liked what I read about you and your interests.
Only a small percentage of emails that are sent by men are ever opened by women. What if, out of that crowd of cows, one of them was bright purple?
An even smaller percentage of emails are actually responded to. After you left the field, that bright purple cow would be the one cow that stuck out in your mind.
In that article I also give some examples of how I would write some first emails based on several random dating profiles.